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GUEST,Songster Bob Your folk epiphanies (67* d) RE: Your folk epiphanies 21 Jun 08


I was watching "Down From the Mountain," the concert film with music from "Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?" There was a back-stage scene where this family band was rehearsing, and they hit one spot and looked at each other with such joy in how they were sounding, and it suddenly struck me:

I get to do that, too!

I get to have that fleeting, rare moment where the music I'm hearing or making (it's best when it's in the making) just gets to me and those who are making the music with me.

I've had lots of "Aha!" moments in my umpty-ump years of playing and singing and finding and listening and even teaching folk music, seeking this one moment of universality, that feeling of one-ness, but it was seeing it on the screen that said to me, "Yeah! I get to do that, too!"

Bob


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